I came to the ranch 21 months ago today. Although it is hard at times and there were a lot of struggles involved, pushing through those struggles, with other guys, is why I'm still sober today. I have learned how to be compassionate, direct, independent, and most importantly have built relationships that I will treasure forever. I have people in my life today that only care about what is best for me. This is not something I have seen in other programs. The Ranch is an amazing place that changes lives through accountability and adversity. I have learned that it doesn't matter what I am doing or where I am, if I don't put 100% of my effort into everything I cannot stay sober. This is especially true while in the program. I have 22 months sober and I don't think I could have gotten that anywhere else.